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Meet the Teams

 'Breakthrough' Programme Management Team

Meet the Team Photo
(L-R) Patrick Fitzmaurice, Joanne Coley, Andy Whitmore


The 'Breakthrough' Programme Management team consists of Andy Whitmore (Programme Manager) Joanne Coley (Programme Support Officer) and Patrick Fitzmaurice (Programme Support Officer).  The team are in charge of making sure that programme runs smoothly, timely and to provide help and support to the local delivery partners.

Lead Partner Teams

The 'Breakthrough' Programme Management Team are pleased to be working alongside a team of Core Delivery Partners to deliver the Building Better Opportunities programme across Coventry & Warwickshire;

Bedworth, Rugby and Nuneaton Citizens Advice Bureau (BRANCAB) (lead organisation for the Programme)

Coventry Citizens Advice

Groundwork West Midlands

North Warwickshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Rugby Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice South Warwickshire

Each Delivery Partner also work alongside a range of local partners

Money Mentors

Money Mentors form a pivotal part of the programme by 'coming alongside' and providing intense client centred support, tailored to the individual to assess barriers and needs. Each participant will have a designated Money Mentor to support them to develop their personalised action plan and their progress through the programme. Money Mentors will encourage and empower their clients aspirations and aim to promote self help.

Money Mentors from Rugby CAB
Jacqueline and Gerry - Money Mentors at Rugby CAB


Support includes :

  • Resolving immediate issues - providing advice on debt, welfare, housing, relationships, disability issues, consumer and finance.
  • Planning for the future - maximising income, personal development planning, helping people to overcome barrier to progression.
  • Developing Skills and Confidence - offering a range of activities to encourage skills development in areas such as basic IT, cooking on a budget, developing numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Work Experience and employability skills - offering volunteering and work placement, support with CV writing, support with job search and helping to develop interview skills.
  • Barrier Breaking - support is individually tailored to individual needs and a mutually agreed personalised package is put in place.
Hanif, Money Mentor
Hanif, Money Mentor at BRANCAB


Hasina, Money Mentor
Hasina, Money Mentor at BRANCAB


Alison, Money Mentor
Alison, Money Mentor at BRANCAB


Dave Money Mentor
Dave, Money Mentor at BRANCAB